Monday, May 6, 2013

Music Room Wall

I've been working (very slowly) on getting pictures hung on walls. For some reason, when we moved here, I really liked the clean look of pretty much nothing on my walls. I'm trying to go more clutter-free and decided to use the art from my last house down in the basement and get new stuff on my main floor. However, I did want to do something special for the back wall of our music room.

I love the idea of incorporating musical instruments as wall art. Although I very seriously considered selling my kids' instruments (I love making a couple bucks selling things second-hand), I thought it might be cool to put up a more artistic musical photo of each of my girls (I printed these on canvas) and then pair the photo up with that child's first (smallest) instrument--Bianca with her first viola (Viol) and Portia with her first cello (Peggy). I pulled down the end pin to rest on the radiator grate so that it's obvious that the instrument is, in fact, a cello. It's so small (one-eighth size) that once when Portia was having a preschool play-date with a girl whose sister played viola, I heard them arguing about whether Portia's little cello was a viola or a cello. It still makes me laugh to remember how adamant Portia was insisting that it was a cello.

It's like family history on the wall without being too family-portrait-y. Of course there's Penny (Bianca's quarter-size double bass) in the corner, which I know I could get a couple hundred dollars for secondhand, but I kind of like it as decor.

Anyway, I finally completed my project and am happy with how it turned out.

Now if I could figure out how to decorate that huge shelf that goes all along the ceiling on all four walls! Ideas anyone?


Jenny G said...

Love the way the canvases look together! And I am so glad you made them big! It looks beautiful. Good luck decorating the rest...I'm sure you'll come up with something brilliant:)

Susannah Harper said...

Love it! Do you think I could mount my French horn on the wall in our music room? We need to talk. :)

Jeana said...

I'm sure there's something you can do, Susannah. If it's too heavy for the wall, maybe there's a stand you could use to keep it out.